Speaker resources

Downloadable resources for our volunteer speakers who help raise awareness across the UK about the vital work Brooke does helping working horses, donkeys, mules and their owners in some of the poorest countries in the world.

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Brooke at a glance

There are 100 million working horses, donkeys and mules all over the world. In 2015/16 we were able to reach 2 million working equines. With your help we can reach even more. Find out about Brooke in numbers on the Brooke at a glance page.

Donkey Care Clubs in Kenya teach school children how to respect and care for the animals their families depend on. Meet Monica, a teacher who runs the Donkey Care Club at Kiamanyeki Primary School in Mwea, Kenya.

Donkey dependency case study

Zachary Ndichu Mirugi, 58, is the sole bread winner for his eight children. He consistently uses his donkey to fetch and ferry water to his home, as well as to his neighbours and traders within the village.


Did you know that only 20 percent of the world's population has access to a motor vehicle?

Coal mine donkey

A donkey returning from work at a coal mine.

  • There are 100 million working horses, donkeys and mules in the developing world.
  • Income earned from each animal can support a family of at least six people.
  • 600 million people = 10 percent of world’s population.
Animals and owners working in a coal mine

Animals and owners working in a coal mine.

  • A well cared for donkey can work for up to 40 years.
  • If that donkey works eight hours a day, four days per week that amounts to 66,560 work hours.

Why is a donkey like a thumb?

We asked a men's equine welfare group in Afghanistan, if they had to do without one animal which one would it be?

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